Jake Paul and Tommy Fury’s long-awaited fight will take place on August 6th as the British boxer confirmed on social media that “the fight was on” and that the contracts had been signed.
“Just to let you all know that the fight is going ahead on August 6th,” Fury posted in a video. “The contract has been signed after weeks and weeks of waiting for Jake Paul to sign up to the drug testing and potentially putting the fight at risk, he has finally signed up to the drug testing so the fight is going ahead. I’ll see you August 6th.
This response comes after Paul sent a video yesterday claiming Fury was once again making excuses when it came to making the fight happen.
“Yet again I wake up this morning from another text to my manager saying that Tommy Fury is pulling out of the fight. We agreed to all of the terms, everything is ready to go, we're 45 days away from the fight.
"We agreed to his $2million purse, we agreed to WADA testing, extra flights, extra rooms, extra tickets to the fight. We're scheduled to have a press conference next week in New York.
"What's the excuse?" Paul added. "I can't come and I can't do it because my dad can't be there with me during the fight. Your dad has been banned from the United States for 15 years, you've known this the whole entire time."
Paul then said he would be happy to fight without anybody in his corner, before laying into Fury again, who he calls ‘fumbles’ for “fumbling the bag again.” Of course, these two were scheduled to meet in December last year before Fury pulled out with a bacterial chest infection, which only enraged Paul further.
He knocked out Tyrone Woodley for a second time instead, while Fury’s last win came at Wembley in April on the undercard of Tyson Fury’s win over Dillian Whyte. The unbeaten Brit responded to Paul’s jibes with claims that the American has only just signed the drug testing agreement.
“The fight is on,” he tweeted. “August 6th. Forget a team or any other bullshit. I don’t need anybody to help me lay you flat on that canvas. Oh and thanks for finally signing the drug testing… you only agreed to it when you realised the fight was at risk - who needs who?”
This fight is yet to be officially announced by promoters, but given both fighters have confirmed they are willing to go ahead, it seems the 6th August is the date for the diary. Likely to take place in the United States, given what we have heard so far, the Fury family are going to stay well away from it this time around.
“I’m having nothing to do with this fight at all. It’s a pile of sh*t,” John Fury said. He wouldn’t be able to go to the fight if it did take place in the States anyway, but undefeated heavyweight world champion Tyson helped train his brother back in December. This time around however, he looks as if he is staying well out of it.
“He’s his own person. I don’t want him to be in the shadow of me. Tommy’s got to find his own way in life.”